Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2066 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | October 2066

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 19 October 2066 at 01:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2066 after 9 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 826 / 1779

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 826 of Meeus index or 1779 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 826 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes. It is 11 minutes longer than next lunation 827 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 22 October 2066 at 18:37 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2066 at 14:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 772 km

Moon is 363 772 km (226 037 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 915 km (251 603 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 16:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 6 November 2066 at 05:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 16:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 October 2066 at 18:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.054°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.974° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2066 at 05:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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